Comparisons

Akoustyx R220 vs Akoustyx R210

The R220 has similar sub-bass quantity as the R210 and there is slightly better extension on the R220. The sub-bass reproduction on the R220 takes on a more agile manner than the R210. The bass decay is quicker on the R220 and it contributes to a higher engagement level. The bass texture rendered on the R210 is slightly smoother. The mid-bass of the R210 has more body than the R220 which provides a weighted feeling but the slam on the R220 is executed in a tighter manner. The midrange on the R220 is presented in a more vivid manner with a clearer expression. Vocals on the R220 are expressed with a higher level of details retrieval. The lower midrange on the R210 takes on a lusher approach but with reduced clarity. The upper midrange on the R220 has additional forwardness and it creates a livelier female vocals performance. The R220 has an engaging and clean midrange. In the treble section, the R220 has greater extension with accurate articulation. The R210 has more body with a smoother expression. The amount of air rendered on the R220 is greater and there is an airier feeling at the top end. Treble presentation on the R220 has more sparkle and it contributes to the overall vibrancy. In terms of soundstage, the R220 expands in a natural manner with greater width magnitude. The depth on the R220 is less closed in. There is a more spacious feeling on the R220.

Akoustyx R220 vs Magaosi K5 2.0

The K5 2.0 has more sub-bass quantity than the R220 and there is slightly better extension on the K5 2.0. The sub-bass reproduction on the K5 2.0 provides a stronger rumble. The mid-bass on the K5 2.0 has additional body which presents the slam with a fuller feeling. There is a tighter presentation on the R220. The bass texture on the K5 2.0 is rendered more smoothly than the R220. The bass decay on the R220 is quicker and the speed contributes to an agile expression. Each bass note on the R220 is articulated in a more clinical manner. The midrange on the R220 has higher transparency level than the K5 2.0 and vocals are presented with better definition. The R220 shines with a detailed expression. The K5 2.0 has a more laid-back expression which compromises on engagement but it is able to deliver a relaxing feeling.  The lower midrange on the K5 2.0 has slightly more body but with reduced clarity. The upper midrange on the R220 has greater emphasis and the additional boost creates an energetic female vocals presentation. Next, the treble on the R220 is livelier than the K5 2.0 and the crisp is well defined. There is greater extension on the R220. The R220 is able to render extra air with a little more sparkle. Lastly, the K5 2.0 has a natural expansion for its soundstage and it excels in the width magnitude. The depth of the K5 2.0 is more closed in.

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